Our fall season in the southeast is more slow, soft, and subtle than the brilliant colors of colder parts of the country. It’s been a bit cooler lately, though still comfortable weather for tee shirts and shorts, and I’m seeing some signs of fall.

Leaves are beginning to turn colors. Around Thanksgiving is the peak of fall leaf color for us, and even then the colors aren’t very strong and rich. But right now we’re starting to see color changes on a few trees.

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The vines on the fence have leaves turning colors too.

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On this vine sometimes just one of a group of leaves will turn.

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And other times they all turn together, more slowly.

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The yellow and white wildflowers by the fence are mostly seed heads now.

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The red trumpet flowers are turning into little pumpkin-shaped seed pods.

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But these flowers are blooming on another vine right now.

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A closer look at an open flower in a group of buds.

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